Dark_blue_bar ffeeaa_bar

The Royal Society of New South Wales - Southern Highlands Branch

The Society is the oldest learned society in the Southern Hemisphere, tracing its origin to the Philosophical Society of Australasia, founded in Sydney in 1821.  It became the Royal Society of New South Wales by Royal Assent in 1866 and was incorporated by an Act of the NSW Parliament in 1881.

The Society exists for "the encouragement of studies and investigations in Science Art Literature and Philosophy".

The Society has an active branch in the Southern Highlands. The branch presents monthly lectures by scientists drawn from a wide range of disciplines. While these lectures will be of great interest to active scientists, they are always intended to be entertaining and informative for non-scientists with enquiring minds. The lectures are open to members of the Royal Society of NSW and to the general public. See our Lectures page for details of forthcoming lectures, dinners and admission fees.

Visit the Society's main website.
Visit the Society's Membership Page (this page is on the Society's main website).

Membership of the Royal Society of New South Wales is open to any person interested in Science, Art, Literature or Philosophy.


Seal of the RSNSW

News and coming events

News & Events heading

Enter news and events news here...


Click here for the latest Bulletin

For the latest news and events you can also follow us on
Facebook logo